This hot rod was owned by Carroll Forrest and driven by his brother, Harold Forrest. The article below appeared in the Wichita newspaper the next day. The photo above was taken after the first of the two crashes at Cejay Stadium that are mentioned in that article – Photograph and newspaper clipping from the Michelle Kristek collection
Hot Rod Driver Hurt in Crash
Jim Roper Captures Feature Leading Entire Race
Duane Wilkinson 2nd
Harold Forrest, veteran driver from Wichita, set the fastest time trial but had two collisions in one race to send to the hospital last night before the feature hot rod race held at Cejay Stadium before approximately 2,000 fans.
Forrest crashed into the crash wall in front of the main stands first in the grandstand choice race. After cutting a sizeable hole in the fence, he got his car started again and was able to resume the race on his warm-up turn around the oval when his car flipped throwing him out of the car against the fence. He was taken to the hospital and later reported “out of danger”.
Webmaster’s note: It appears that it was this incident that ended Harold Forrest’s driving career.